Tick Borne Zoonotic Diseases

  • Tick-borne infections have been reported from various regions of our country and are a group of zoonotic diseases that requires attention.
  • They may be difficult to diagnose due to their non-specific signs and symptoms.
  • The possibility of these infections being prevalent cannot be discounted with people living in close proximity with cattle (with moderate to high loads of ticks on them). Babesiosis, Rickettsial infections and Crimean Congo Haemorrhagic Fever (CCHF) are some of the examples of tick borne infections.

Hyalomma tick responsible for CCHF